INTA, in partnership with Indonesia Real Estate Association (REI) and Urban and Regional Development Institute (URDI), organized an international seminar themed Infrastructure-led Large-Scale Development TOD, New Town and Affordable Housing, in Jakarta, on 14 February 2018.
The objectives of the seminar were :
- To discuss about current issues, challenges and barries of infrastructure-led large scale development in Indonesia as strategy in accelerating economic growth and inter-regions connectivity;
- To discuss smart practices and lesson learnt from the initiatives on large-scale development from various urban practitioners and experts, both national and international;
- To connect various stakeholders interested in large-scale development.
Following the topics of the WUF9, this international conference has addressed major issues to reach the SDGs in Indonesia and South East Asia.
Pursuing quality economic growth and improve connectivity across the regions, the Government of Indonesia is accelerating strategic infrastructure projects, namely Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rapid Transit (LRT), toll-roads, fast intercity-train sea-tolls (hub-spoke ports), airports and dams. It has in recent years put in place a robust institutional framework to support the infrastructure plans through the presidential directive policy on priority infrastructure projects. The acceleration of infrastructure project would create multiplier effects that, in turn, to gear up the country economic growth and create many downstream projects, which include new towns, LRT cities, aeropolis, integrated tourist development area, one million housing programs etc. Majority of the strategic infrastructure projects are implemented by the State-Owned-Enterprises (SOEs). The Government sets the aggressive targets and allocated funds across a range of infrastructure sectors. There is a need to develop value capture strategy from infrastructure project development that benefits all stakeholders in the long-term period. There seems to be a lack of clear policy on the down streaming of all this infrastructure investment. Separately and almost accidentally, the private investors have reacted posi vely to the increase pace of making more and more land ‘within reach’ or available for development with almost surreal promotion of new towns with illustrations of world-bench marked new towns.
The objectives of this seminar were to discuss about current issues, challenges and barries of infrastructure-led large scale development in Indonesia as strategy in accelera ng economic growth and inter-regions connec vity; to discuss smart practices and lesson learnt from the initiatives on large-scale development from various urban practitioners and experts, both national and international; to connect various stakeholders interested in large-scale development.